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Bragg, Braxton (1817-1876) to Daniel Ruggles

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02459.05 Author/Creator: Bragg, Braxton (1817-1876) Place Written: Fort Barrancas, Florida Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 November 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses sympathy for Daniel Ruggles' sickness and his wish that Ruggles is "promoted or assigned the immediate command" of Fort Barrancas. States that Confederate General Mansfield Lovell will "have difficulty in passing the ordeal of Congress."

Background Information: Braxton Bragg served as a General in the Confederate Army, notably active in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Perryville, and Chickamauga. After suffering defeat at Chattanooga, Bragg was removed from ...command. In 1861 Bragg was stationed in Fort Barrancas, a fortification constructed to defend the naval yard of Pensacola, Florida.
Ruggles served in the Mexican and Civil Wars. A Confederate Brigadier General, Ruggles is most noted for his successful command of troops in the Battle of Shiloh, 1862.
Lovell participated in the battles of Corinth and New Orleans; after losing in New Orleans, he was relieved of command.
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People: Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897
Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarImpeachmentConfederate General or LeaderHealth and MedicalFortificationCongressGovernment and CivicsConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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